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本好きの下剋上

Summary

Japanese

ある日、地震による事故で死んでしまった本好きの女子大生・麗乃が、異世界の幼女・マインとして目覚める。

本を読みたい…
しかしこの世界には本が無かった!
(あるけど高価すぎて手に入らない。)
貧しい家の娘であるマインは、どうしても手に入れたい本のために決意!

「本がなければ、自分で作ればいい。」

本を作るには紙作りから、紙を作るには道具作りから、素材集めから…

病弱・虚弱で無理をするとすぐに倒れてしまう体で、目標のために邁進するマインの姿が本作の魅力。
そして徐々に彼女の行動が周囲の人たちに影響を与え、スケール感を増しながら展開される物語には引き込まれることうけあいです!

English

The story follows Motosu Urano, a book-loving post-secondary student and soon-to-be librarian who ends up crushed to death beneath a pile of books during an earthquake. With her dying breath, she wishes to be reincarnated in a world where she can read books forever. Urano awakens in the body of a weak, five-year-old girl named Myne in a world where books are scarce and only available to elites. Myne, retaining her memories from her previous life, decides to create and print her own books so that she can read again.

Availability

Amazon
Bookwalker Booklive

Personal Opinion

I do not know anything about this series, but the premise sounded interesting. Plus, it seems to be very popular in Japan, so that sounds like a good pick? Finally, @Kumirei wants to read it.

Pros and Cons for the Book Club

Pros

  • The e-book was free for a while, so many of us probably grabbed it already.
  • Easy to read (according o reviews from native speakers) but long (according to the page numbers); sounds like the perfect opportunity to do a test run for the reading speed of the club.

Cons

  • Yet another isekai?!

Pictures

First Three Pages of the Prologue


Additional Pages

Difficulty Poll

How much effort would you need to read this book?

  • No effort at all
  • Minimal effort
  • Moderate effort
  • Significant effort
  • So much effort my head might explode
  • I don’t know

0 voters

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